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Quality of Life

– Boroughbridge is in the Golden Triangle, less than half hour by 
  car from Harrogate, Leeds, Ripon or York.
– Less than two hours by rail to London or Edinburgh 
– Boroughbridge has good pubs and restaurants

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Local Economy

Boroughbridge has low unemployment having several large employers.  There are 2 supermarkets and a large selection of independent retailers and self employed tradesmen.

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Devils Arrows

There are three standing stones just outside Boroughbridge on the way to Roecliffe, the tallest being over 22 feet tall. It is thought that they date from 2000 BC but who placed them and why is a mystery.

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Coaching Days

Boroughrbidge is half way between London and Edinburgh and was an important staging post on the Great North road. the bicentenary of the first Mail coach to arrive in Boroughbridge was in October 1989.

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Boroughbridge was attacked by the Scots in 1318 and 1319 but the main battle of Boroughbridge was during the war of the roses in 1322 when the Duke of Lancaster force was defeated by Edward II army.

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Barnaby Fair

In 1310 Edward II granted Boroughbridge a regular Saturday market and three fairs a year. The horsefair started the closest Tuesday to St Barnabas Day on Horsefair, where Anne’s Sweets is situated. The last Barnaby Fair was held in the late 1980’s.

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Charity Fund Raising

Among the charities that we like to support are:

–  Yorkshire Air Ambulance
–  Shaun Lee Johnstone Fund for Brain Tumour Research
–  Jenny Ruth Workshops

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